kids clothes week challenge: fall 2010

September 7th, 2010

After the resounding sucess of last spring’s kids clothes week challenge there was a call to have another when the temperatures cooled off a bit and I am glad to oblige.  The challenge will stay the same:

For one hour each day the week of September 20-26 work on making clothes for kids.

I’m going to soup it up a bit with a giveaway or two and maybe even a tutorial (if my camera is fixed by then). Mostly, though, it should be just like last time with scads of people sewing like crazy for their kids. If you didn’t participate last time or are on the fence this time, imagine what it would be like to have 200 people cheering you on and well, that’s what it felt like in the spring.  Just by working a little each day for one week you could have a beautiful winter coat made or all the christmas pajamas done or finally made something from that cute fabric you have been saving. Doesn’t that sound awesome?

I think most of us focused on sewing (and all the pattern tracing, fabric cutting, pinning, hemming and ironing that go with it) in the spring, but I don’t see why knitting and crocheting can’t count–though they are much slower going, so you can’t really be sure you will have a finished product at the end of the week, but then again, maybe the sewers can’t either! Warmer clothes can be a little more involved, but really pants are just long shorts–and I know you can make shorts. There was a fine showing of fall fashions from the southern hemisphere last time, so no whining that fall clothes take too long.

O.k. enough of me talking, time to sign up! Leave your name in the comments if you want to play along this fall. Feel free to take a button for your blog (you don’t have to have a blog to participate of course) and spread the word.

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527 Responses to kids clothes week challenge: fall 2010

  1. Paige says:

    Fun fun fun! It’s on my calendar!

  2. Stephanie says:

    I’m still in the learning process of sewing, but I’m up for the challenge. I need something to help motivate me!

  3. Sarah says:

    I’d like to try this. My husband will be out of town the whole week so I should have lots of time after the kids go to bed!

  4. Melissa Q. says:

    I’m in! Can’t wait.

  5. I want to participate. Can I post your button image in my flickr page and put the link for this post?

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  7. Wendy says:

    I’m in. I need a good kick in the rear-end to get some Christmas projects finished.

  8. Kim H. says:

    I was planning on sewing all September and still have yet to bust out the machines. This will be great motivation!

  9. kristin says:

    I’m on it! My kids need some serious fall clothing and I’ve been doing my best procrastinating that job.

  10. Hanna says:

    I am so in, I need a kick to start making some little dresses

  11. Katherine says:

    Always ready for more reasons to sew. Just need a few tips on coaxing my daughter into wearing what I make now.

    Got to love a three year old.

  12. Este says:

    ooh i have so much i want to do :) looking forward to it!

  13. Em says:

    Alrighty … no idea what all this is about, and I have a 3 week old and a VERY active 2-year-old, so sewing time is limited, HOWEVER, I’m certainly game to give it the ol’ college try.

  14. Sarah AJ says:

    I’m in too! My kids need fall & winter clothes — and my daughter’s name is Elsie!

  15. Amanda says:

    I’m in! I promised my son I would make him some new pjs but I have been putting it off. I guess I no longer have an excuse not to.

    This shoulf be fun!

  16. Signing up again. September is also Stash Game month in Sewingmamas.com, this time all the clothing will all come from stash :D

  17. Krystle says:

    I have no clue what I’m going to do but I’m gonna do something.

  18. Carolyn says:

    Sign me up – I just came over from MadebyRae’s and would love the motivation (and to oogle the others’ stuff for kids!)

  19. Michelle says:

    This is just the motivation I need to get those Christmas PJs started and hopefully finished. :)

  20. Aub Macbean says:

    I just found your site. I want to try your challange.